Jenna Ortega talks about playing Wednesday Addams in Tim Burtonʼs upcoming series. Jenna addresses her physical transformation for the film, “I think it’s probably the most physical transformation I’ve ever done; I cut my hair, & it’s black, & mannerism-wise, speaking cadence-wise, expression-wise, I’m trying to pull from a different toolbox.”
The series follows Wednesday Addams and the time she spends at Nevermore Academy. At school, she attempts to understand and master her physic powers. Though Wednesday was known for her attempts to kill her brother in previous adaptations, the Netflix series has Ortega’s character trying to stop a killing spree.
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She also added “It’s been quite an insane experience. I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with an iconic director who just so happens to be one of the sweetest directors I’ve worked with, and also the most detail-oriented.”
“To step into the shoes of somebody who’s a bit more eccentric and frightening has been really exciting for me, and definitely a challenge — especially with such a beloved character, I really want to take care of her and do her justice.” – THR.
Jenna Ortega (19) who was famous for playing Young Jane on The CW’s dramedy Jane the Virgin, followed by roles in You and Yes Day — stars in two movies out in January, Paramount’s Scream reboot, the first hit of 2022, and The Fallout, which will premiere Jan. 27 on HBO Max.